Most big events in Klaipeda take place during the summer season. Events such as the Sea Festival or the Klaipeda Jazz Festival, which attract musicians from all over the world have long traditions. The city is also famous for its museums. All in all exist 5 museums and many more in the nearby cities as in Palanga or in Kretinga. Theatres, art galleries, shopping centres or multifunctional arenas for various events are other places to spend ones leisure time.
In the Lithuanian Sea Museum you receive many information about the Nerija fort history, the history of navigation and the marine fauna. Inside the building is an aquarium. Outside you will find a pool where many sea mammals and birds live. Once the renovation of the dolphinarium is finished, the museum will attract many dolphin friends.Internet: www.muziejus.lt
The museum’s exhibition shows the development of Klaipeda’s castle and the city´s history from the 13th to the 17th centuries. In the first part of the building are displayed weapons and adornments of the Curonians. Another part is devoted to the establishment of Klaipeda. The last display contains renaissance tiles, brewer's accessories, household utensils and blacksmith's respectively shoemaker's instruments.Internet: www.mlimuziejus.lt
The Clocks Museum exhibition represents the construction of timekeeping devices and provides an insight into the development of several clock forms.Internet: www.muziejai.lt
The Amber Museum is established in the manor of count Feliksas Tiškevičius. It is famous for its permanent amber exhibition, which combines approximately 5000 exhibits. But also the manor itself and its historical interiors with its furniture and art works from the 18th to the 20th centuries is worth a visit. A must for every visitor is also the park of more than 100 hectares, designed by the well-known French landscape architect Eduard Francois Andre.Internet: www.pgm.lt
The museum is established in the palace of count Tiškevicius in Kretinga. It holds a large collection of archaeological findings which provide you many information about prehistoric times. There are also many treasures of silver coins of the 15th to the 18th centuries, tools of farmers and handicraftsmen belonging to the 18th to the 20th centuries, inventory, household articles, furniture and a collection of the famous Shrovetide masks. Unique is also the huge botanical garden in which you will feel as in a tropical country.Internet: www.kretingosmuziejus.lt